AZFO is going to the “coast” – Arizona’s “West Coast” along the lower Colorado River. Join fellow birders and ornithologists near the water in Yuma for the 10th Annual AZFO state meeting.
The weekend will start with mini-field expeditions to area birding spots on Friday afternoon. Saturday, you’ll hear interesting presentations from the AZFO Gale Monson Research Grant recipients, as well as others who have studied Arizona’s birdlife. Test your eyes and ears at photo and audio bird ID quizzes and peruse used publication sale.
A highlight of the annual meeting is the Saturday dinner, featuring keynote speaker Dr. Osvel Hinojosa Huerta, Director of the Water and Wetlands Program with Northwestern Mexico's largest conservation organization, Pronatura Noroeste. The weekend finishes with more field expeditions on Sunday. All meeting details here.
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Julieanna’s Patio embraces you with an inviting, upscale/casual atmosphere – bold colors, twinkling lights, exotic birds, and of course, the intoxicating Yuma evening. A unique, fresh experience any day of the week, Jazz Nights offer something special by adding the artistic touch of exceptional, intimate, live music.
Featured artist: Jason & Elle are one of the most requested acts each year at the popular Village Jazz Series. Combining soul, r & b, Latin, and jazz into one warm, inviting "sound cocktail", this talented local duo impresses with their instrumental and vocal finesse as well as their expansive personal charm. Jason Arviso - guitar & vocals, Eloisa Arviso - vocals & tenor sax
Sit back, relax, and enjoy! Call ahead at 928-317-1961 for a table near the music.
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AWC Theatre presents “The Laramie Project” by Moises Kaufman, directed by Ann Wilkinson.
On October 7, 1998, a young gay man was discovered bound to a fence the hills outside Laramie, Wyoming, savagely beaten and left to die in an act of hate that shocked the nation. Matthew Shepard’s death became a national symbol of intolerance, but for the people of Laramie the event was deeply personal, and it is their voices we hear in this deeply complex portrait of a community.
When the horrific events in Orlando unfolded in June, it became obvious that the country needs to engage in a conversation about tolerance and respect. The summer’s continued string of hate crimes, including those in Orlando, Baton Rouge, Dallas and St. Paul against gays, blacks, and police; as well as the intense anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant rhetoric generated in current politics further cemented the notion that we need to establish community dialogue in Yuma.
Subject matter is sensitive and appropriate age recommendations are for middle school aged students or older. All performances will be held in the AWC Theatre on the Yuma Campus. Tickets are available at the door for $5 or FREE with your AWC ID.
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The Optimist Club sponsors this annual event at the West Wetlands Park gives youngsters (age 13 and under) a chance at catching one of ten tagged fish for prizes. While the Catfish Rodeo is going on for the youth, everyone is invited to take part in the Nature Fair. Kids will be able to shoot a bow, learn about gun safety, and see animals that live in our desert environment. Participants should bring their own bait and fishing gear; a limited supply of gear is available on loan from the Arizona Game and Fish Department. Other partners for this event are U.S. Fish and Wildlife, Bureau of Land Management, and the City of Yuma Parks and Recreation Department. For more information, call 928-373-5200.
Find hidden treasures in air conditioned comfort at the antique show! Vendors come from all over the country, so there's no telling what you'll find!
Admission: $5, Seniors, $3 - Good for both days! Presale tickets available here. Call 928-920-0837 for more information.
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The 2016 Bridget's Gift Western Dance & BBQ will feature live music from Thompson Square, Lauren Alaina, and Downtime. Get your tickets for only $50 online. All proceeds for this event will go to assist local men and women battling breast cancer. For more details and information visit www.BridgetsGift.com.
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Yuma Art Center/Historic Yuma Theatre and the Yuma Civic Center offer a variety of stage shows and events, visit the city website for general events info or to purchase tickets online for selected events, go to the TicketSage page.
The Yuma County Library District offers a wide variety of programs and classes at various branch locations. For a complete listing of events or to sign up for their newsletter please visit their website at yumalibrary.org
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